Pesticides, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Acceptable Death
St. Clair, Jeffreyhttp://www.counterpunch.org/2015/10/02/pesticides-clinton-style-politics-and-acceptable-death/
Date Written: 02/10/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18086
In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every 100 -- more than one-in-four Americans die from cancer. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a professor of medicine at UCLA. Weissman reckons that a fair slice of this explosion in cancer mortality can be laid at the door of petro-chemicals, particularly those used by the food industry.